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It carries out damaging actions on the affected computer.
It searches for and steals passwords saved for certain Windows services.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user.
It does not spread automatically using its own means.
|First detected on:||May 26, 2004|
|Detection updated on:||Feb. 17, 2007|
Legmir.E is a virus that spreads to other computers by copying its code to other files or programs.
It captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy:
passwords saved by certain Windows services.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user:
- It deletes the original file from which it was run once it is installed on the computer.
Legmir.E uses the following propagation or distribution methods:
- Exploiting vulnerabilities with the intervention of the user: exploiting vulnerabilities in file formats or applications. To exploit them successfully it needs the intervention of the user: opening files, viewing malicious web pages, reading emails, etc.
- File infection: it infects different types of files, which are then distributed through any of the usual means: floppy disks, email messages with attachments, Internet download, files transferred via FTP, IRC channels, P2P file sharing networks, etc.
Legmir.E uses the following infection strategies:
- Prepending: it enters its code at the beginning of the file it infects. By doing this, it ensures that the virus is run every time the infected file is executed, but without interfering the functioning of the file.
- Direct action: it infects a specific number of executable files every time the virus activates, without going memory resident.